Leopard cat

A skilled predator with a unique coat and playful personality

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This wild feline can be found in Asia, from the dense jungles to the urban cities. It is known for its distinctive coat, which resembles that of a leopard, with rosette-shaped spots that help it blend into its environment. But don’t be fooled by its cute looks – this feline is a skilled predator, able to climb trees and swim through the water with ease in pursuit of its prey.

What sets them apart from other cats is their unique personality. It is social and playful, often seen playing with objects and even other animals. And while it may be small in size, it has a big personality, with a loud and distinctive call that sounds like a mix between a meow and a growl.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Afghanistan
2021
Bangladesh
2021
Bhutan
2021
Cambodia
2021
China
2021
Hong Kong
2021
India
2021
Japan
2021
Nansei-Shoto
Korea
2021
Laos
2021
Macao
2021
Presence Uncertain
Malaysia
2021
Myanmar
2021
Nepal
2,500
Official estimate
LC
2021
North Korea
2021
Pakistan
100-150
Official estimate
LC
2021
Russia
1,600
Official estimate
LC
2021
Singapore
50
Official estimate
LC
2021
Taiwan
2021
Thailand
2021
Vietnam
2021

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No